MEDITATION

The word meditation is described as “a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth”.

For many people, creating inner peace can simply be about finding a quiet time each day to connect with presence. Sitting without distraction watching nature in the garden or strolling in the park are examples of activities that help us take time out from the mind’s’ constant chatter. This intention to make the space to exist in the moment can help connect you more in your heart, not your head. This may then lead to a more focused approached in developing a regular meditation practice which becomes enjoyable and beneficial in balancing mind, body and soul.

I have been meditating on a regular basis for over 30 years now, mostly self-taught. I have developed my techniques through my teaching, bodywork, healing and being in nature. But I also take inspiration from other spiritual practices, including Buddhism. I stayed with the Tashi Lhunpo monks from Tibet in one of their monasteries located in India and find their teachings help me to develop a more altruistic approach to life whilst building on having compassion and love for others and myself. But meditation does not need to have any connection to any religion or spiritual doctrine at all and is a great tool available to anyone wishing to bring balance to both body and mind to create a state of well-being within.

Meditation

BENEFITS

The benefits of daily meditation have long been documented and recorded over the centuries. Putting oneself into a meditative state on a regular basis gives the body a chance to re-store equilibrium within. People have used meditation to lower blood pressure, as a tool for stress relief, as part of recovery from accident, illness and addiction, to help fight depression and to create a more balanced approach in dealing with the stress of daily life.

It is fast becoming a practice taken up by schools and companies who recognise that learning the basic tools of meditation can aid communication and how we function, thereby creating a more harmonious environment in which to work or learn.

Meditation

WHAT’S ON OFFER

I incorporate aspects of teaching meditation into most workshops but for a more focused approach, I run regular circles dedicated to learning meditation. Go to EVENTS for dates or follow Instagram - rainbow_shaman

Learning Meditation

I offer a 1-1 session providing the opportunity to learn the basic tools for both starting and developing your own meditation practice in easy and accessible ways to bring into your daily routine. Relaxation techniques and working with the breath are covered, with tips for developing spirituality if interested.

Costs: By donation

"A really good 'value for money' introduction to meditation and its’ health and life benefits. I felt its benefits after the very first session and I am looking forward to my next one." Bill C

I also teach young adults and children and hold a current CRB checks on adult and child level and I am currently working in the area of special needs. I have also taught meditation on a corporate level as part of health and well-being and stress management programmes. Please call to find out more and discuss your school, group or company’s needs.

For all enquiries, email seventhrayarts@live.co.uk or call 079000 65509.

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Visit www.dalailamatrustindia.org for some history on the monastery I visited and for information on the Tashi Lhunpo monks UK tour go to www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk

Tree Meditation

“Let the soul banish all that disturbs,

Let the body that envelops it be still,

And all the fretting of the body,

And all that surrounds it,

Let the earth, sea and air be still,

And heaven itself,

And then let the man think of Spirit,

It’s streaming, pouring, rushing and

Shining into him from all sides

While he stands quiet.”


Plotinus AD 205